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Andrew Walsh, academic Librarian for Education and Professional Development at the University of Huddersfield and Training Officer of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, has kindly provided a report on the recent #LibraryCampCamp event that he organised. Thanks to sponsorship from the CILIP Information Literacy Group, the very first #LibraryCampCamp, a library learning festival, was held over the weekend of 8-9th September […]

Event


Bookings are now being taken for the first JCS conference on Friday 30th November 2018 at Aston University (Conference Aston), the theme of which is: From Digital Literacy to Independent Learning: challenges and opportunities for librarians and teachers. Dr Jane Secker, Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, will be one of the keynote speakers at the event. JSC’s introduction to the event: “Digital literacy skills […]

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Laura Woods is Secretary of the Information Literacy Group, and is Subject Librarian for Computing and Engineering at the University of Huddersfield. In this post, she discusses her recent experience of completing a PGCHE, and how this has benefited her role as a teacher-librarian. Introduction Over the past academic year, I have been studying towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher […]

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Dr Jane Secker, Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group and Senior Lecturer in Educational Development at City, University of London, comments on interesting developments at the recent World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) in Kuala Lumpur, At WLIC a statement on Copyright Education and Copyright Literacy was released by IFLA – the International Federation of Library Associations. This is exciting news as […]



In this guest post blog, Emma Coonan, CILIP ILG committee member and Editor-in Chief of the Journal of Information Literacy, reflects on how changing her role has impacted on her IL research work. As an information literacy educator, I’m an enthusiastic supporter of the view that “learning should be everyone’s business in universities” (Hilsdon, 2011). However, having worked as an […]



In this guest blog post, Emilia Brzozowska-Szczecina reports on the CILIP Conference which took place on 4th/5th July in Brighton. Emilia attended the conference as the winner of the CILIP Information Literacy bursary. This year I had an amazing opportunity to attend the CILIP Conference thanks to the Information Literacy Group Bursary Award. This event took place on the 4th and […]

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The new CILIP Definition of Information Literacy 2018 was launched earlier this year at LILAC 2018 in Liverpool, and the CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) would like your help to share it as widely as possible. With this in mind, the ILG have now published promotional posters and a postcard that are available to download and share. Please share the files electronically and/or print […]



In this blog post, Catherine McManamon, the CILIP Information Literacy Group’s training officer, discusses the information literacy planning in higher education for the year ahead, and the benefits of taking a team based approach for inspiration and support. For most academic librarians with a teaching and learning remit, it’s that time of year when the work calendar starts looking ominously full. Bookings for “Library” sessions are […]

TeenTech Awards 2018


A video has now been released of the recent TeenTech Awards 2018 final, which gives a great overview of the day and how the TeenTech initiative supports and inspires young people. TeenTech is an award-winning, industry-led initiative, co-founded by Maggie Philbin OBE (BBC Tomorrow’s World) and Chris Dodson OBE. TeenTech runs initiatives across the UK for young people aged 8-18, focusing on […]

Palace of Westminster


An interim report on disinformation and fake news by the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sports Committee was published on July 24th, 2018. Stéphane Goldstein, Advocacy and Outreach Officer of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, has provided his initial reflections on the report’s relevance to the digital literacy agenda in an InformAll blog post, which he has kindly given […]